Windows 10: Change language code file?

  1.    19 Oct 2017 #1

    Change language code file?

    Hello, here's my situation, and thanks in advance for any help:

    My in-laws have W10 installed, English is their second language, so I set up their PC with their language as primary. They have some sort of issue now, where instead of being taken to the windows login, they are given a command shell with a password prompt. When I check the properties of this prompt, the current code (language) is not set to english, but the password was set during windows 10 setup BEFORE changing the language, so it expects english.

    I don't know what the base error actually is, but I cannot restore to check points or factory wipe windows, and I don't know of a way to change it at BIOS/boot. At this point, I have the hard drive pulled and hooked up to my machine. I'm hoping I can find the file that stores the current code and change it manually, of course I'm open to other ideas. Anyone know where this file might exist?
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       22 Oct 2017 #2

    See if any of the information in these links can be used as trial and error troubleshooting steps:

    Add and Remove Language Packs Offline Using DISM

    Language - Add, Remove, and Change in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  3.    22 Oct 2017 #3

    namingishard said: View Post

    I don't know what the base error actually is, but I cannot restore to check points or factory wipe windows, and I don't know of a way to change it at BIOS/boot.
    Hi, you could start system restore by booting the PC from an install disk, via 'Repair your computer', navigate to System restore in Advanced Startup options.. assuming you had enabled system restore, and have a suitable restore point.

    Failing that, there's an outside chance restoring the registry backup might help. (That's an offline activity, which could be done by booting to a command prompt, or accessing the disk as you are now or from a boot disk)
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